While the origin story of the classic mojito is contested, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone that disputes the fact that they're delicious. The delectably bright flavor of mint shines through and simultaneously adds complexity to this cocktail. Our adaptation for the most part follows the traditional recipes except for the addition of our Raspberry Coriander shrub. Normally a mojito is on the sweeter side but with our shrub added that's balanced with a little tartness from fresh raspberries. Another easy to prepare summer, and as always, enjoy!
Ready in 5 minutes
Serves 1 drink
- 2 oz White Rum
- 1 oz Lime Juice(fresh squeezed is best!)
- 10 Mint Leaves
- ½ oz Raspberry Coriander Shrub
- 2-3 tsp Sugar(or simple syrup)
- Sparkling Water
- Put mint leaves into a cocktail shaker and muddle.
- Add rum, lime juice, shrub, and sugar to the shaker.
- Add ice and shake until chilled.
- Strain into glass over ice.
- Top off with sparkling water.
- Garnish with mint leaves and a slice of lime.
We used maybe 3 oz of sparkling water for the topper. You can use more or less depending on the size of glass.
Grab your mint from a farmers market as it will be much more cost efficient. Or better yet, plant some of your own. It grows like a weed and keeps coming back with a vengeance.
Simple syrup always blends into a drink better, but the traditional way to make a mojito is with sugar. It can settle at the bottom of your glass and slowly blend with the cocktail as you drink it.
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